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Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

LG G2 review

There are a lot of smartphones out there now. You know this. To add to the confusion, many companies are now parading out multiple top-drawer phones: think Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series, or the Xperia Z and Z Ultra from Sony. Even LG, whose new G2 flagship I'm poring over this time around, has …

ABCs of smartphone screens: 1080p and more (Smartphones Unlocked)

We have plenty of names to describe the viewing quality on your smartphone screen, but few of them actually make sense. Here's what matters, and why.<p>The smartphone industry tosses around a whole bucket of names and numbers to describe the viewing experience on your smartphone screen: ClearBlack, …

Phones

Swype 1.5 drops the beta tag, hits Google Play for 99 cents

We joke that Gmail holds the record for the most drawn-out test phase, but Swype comes close: the keyboard replacement has been considered a work in progress on various platforms since before Android devices hit the streets, and well after it started shipping with phones. The developers at Nuance …

Minuum keyboard will roll out to Indiegogo backers tomorrow

The Minuum keyboard is an interesting concept. While most keyboards try to make typing more intuitive, Minuum is trying to rethink typing altogether. They’re not interested in improving swipe functionality on a QWERTY keyboard, or predictive text. Instead, they want to give you more screen to look …

Typing
Galaxy S4

Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit

When the mighty Li-Ion battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh capacity) is not enough, owners can now make use of a spare battery and a helpful charger kit, which has been recently launched by Samsung. Compatible with all variants of the smartphone, this extra charge is enough to double …

Tech Trends

Seven months after release, the Nexus 4 is still the best way to experience Android

The Nexus 4 may not do everything some of the others do, but it has one thing going for it -- the Android Jelly Bean experience<p>There are a lot of …

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s …

Widgets

How to clear all your Android app caches with App Cache Cleaner

If you want to clear the cache for every app on your Android device, you normally have to clear them one at a time. With App Cache Cleaner, you can clear them all with a single tap.<p>The apps on your Android device typically use a cache to improve performance. Over time, the cache for certain apps …

Apps

Barcelona star Lionel Messi told he will avoid jail for alleged tax fraud if he pays fine of up to £20 million

Lionel Messi could avoid prosecution and a possible jail sentence over tax fraud allegations if he strikes a deal with Spain’s tax office and pays a fine of up to €24 million (£20m), judicial sources have said.<p>The <b>Barcelona</b> star, voted Fifa's World Player of the Year for the last four years running, …

See how Samsung torture-tested the Galaxy S4

A video from the Korean device maker shows the abuse its Android flagship smartphone is put through before hitting the public.<p>Samsung has occasionally been criticized in the past for sticking with lighter, plastic-y, and presumably less tough materials in even its flagship phones like the Galaxy …

Galaxy S4

HTC Butterfly S sighted with BoomSound speakers, Sense 5

Latest leak shows re-vamped variant of the Droid DNA's international cousin<p>It looks like HTC's betting big on its "BoomSound" front-facing speaker …

Lionel Messi and his father accused of tax fraud in Spain

Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi and his father have been accused by Spanish tax authorities of defrauding the state of over £3.4 million.<p>The player widely regarded as the greatest of his generation and his father, Jorge, face up to six years in jail and a fine of more than £40 million if …

Roma confirm Garcia as new boss

Rudi Garcia has been installed as Roma coach while a trio of candidates will find out in the next 48 hours which of them will succeed him at</i> …

Michael Laudrup's future at Swansea in doubt as Welsh club refuse to deal with manager's agent

Michael Laudrup’s position as Swansea City manager is hanging by a thread after the club indicated they would refuse to deal any longer with the Dane’s agent, Bayram Tutumlu.<p>It is understood <b>Swansea</b> are angry at the role Tutumlu has played in the breakdown in relations between Laudrup and chairman …

Phones

Chinese leader Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/984000/984890_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522276161_d57e50960a490c99573ad75c333dcc70<p><b>Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.</b><p>The two leaders spoke of overcoming differences and …

China

Samsung Galaxy S4 slide-out keyboard case available for $79.99

This Samsung Galaxy S4 Bluetooth keyboard could be very useful to you, if you’re always on the road, typing long emails and you don’t like using the virtual keyboard.<p>Even with the Google Keyboard for Android available in the Google Play Store, the experience of a physical keyboard is most certainly …

Samsung Galaxy

Is the new Gmail app interface dumb, or am I a freak?

poll New Gmail app for Android swaps out a delete button for a read-unread toggle. CNET News' Stephen Shankland thinks the change is foolish -- but asks which you'd rather have.<p>I'm a Gmail fanboy. Priority inbox, stars, the archive tool, labels, filters, built-in translation, conversation view, …

Apps

New Gmail contact pictures

Samsung launches firmware update for Galaxy S4

The update provides users with the ability to put applications onto the SD card, freeing up the precious little space on the 16GB option.<p>Samsung has launched a firmware update for the wildly popular Galaxy S4 that should quell some unrest for those who own the 16GB version.<p>Once the firmware is …

Gear & Gadgets

Galaxy S 4 software update enables moving apps to SD card, HDR video recording and more

Perhaps this is what Samsung meant when it said it would addressing GS4 storage capacity concerns through "software optimization." An update for the flagship has begun hitting Snapdragon 600-loaded handsets in Germany, and it enables an option to move apps over to the SD card, freeing up some of …

My 'One Week Later' Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4

Last week I started to review the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rather than take notes and build up a view of the device in a few weeks time, I’m going to review my usage of the device as I go along. Rather than a formal review process, I’ll simply look back on how the latest Android device is working out …

No offer for Ancelotti, Perez says

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says there had not been a concrete offer to Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti and that others are …

EU repeal of Syria arms embargo criticised

Several countries have warned the EU against arming Syrian rebels, saying more weapons will lead to more deaths as the conflict spreads to neighbouring countries.<p>Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said on Tuesday that there would be "more violence, more deaths and more destruction" in …